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Friday was the 156th anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to U.S. Grant and his Army of the Potomac, at Appomattox Courthouse, VA. I consider this the effective end of the Civil War, though some fighting continued, and Confederate leaders in other locations, further south and west, surrendered at different times over the next couple of months.
The title of this post is from Bruce Catton’s excellent book on the conclusion of the war.
The National Park Service has a brief description of the surrender, and Grant’s final pursuit of Lee and his army in the preceding few days, here.
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